MDE11501 - Post-medieval adit or water source in Mines Wood (Monument)

Summary

A hillside hollow, defined on its lower side by a revetted bank, may be an adit, or a natural spring exploited to supply a leat immediately downhill.

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At SS 7364 3298 is a suboval hollow in the hillslope some 8 metres across. It is either a natural spring source or an adit. Water issues from the hollow and on its lower, western, side is a 2.5 metre length of revetted bank which, although now breached, acted as a dam. It is possible that if the feature was a natural spring it has been exploited to supply the leat which is immediately below it (MDE11497). [1,2]

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Unpublished document: Wilson-North, R.. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 20 April 1993.
  • <2> Collection: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. Exmoor Project.

Map

Location

Grid reference SS 7364 3298 (point)
Map sheet SS73SW
Civil Parish NORTH MOLTON, NORTH DEVON, DEVON

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 73 SW25
  • National Park
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 917657

Record last edited

Apr 8 2019 3:51PM

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